Why would Croydon have the public removed from a licensing meeting?Make Text Bigger
Croydon Council’s agenda for last Monday’s Licensing Sub-Committee states:
“Exclusion of the Press and Public
The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:
“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”
What could this “disclosure of exempt information” be that would be damaging if the press or public heard it? Is this a catch-all cop-out to avoid the public hearing what they’re doing with Landlords money?
I’d be interested in your thoughts, and whether there’s a way we could force them to publish the minutes from this section of the meeting.
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